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Frederick was born in Sunderland, the 6th of William and Fanny Burlinson’s ten children. As a child he was a member of “The Sunderland Waifs’ Rescue Agency and Street Vendors’ Club” which helped to educate and find employment for poor/street children. It was probably through them that he joined the army.
He enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 20th August 1909 giving his age as 18½ when he was only 16. He was described as being 5ft 3ins tall; weighing 115lbs; having a fresh complexion; hazel eyes and brown hair. Frederick was transferred to the Reserve on 19th August 1912 and then mobilized on 5th August 1914.The above club received a letter from Frederick, when he was serving in France as a despatch carrier between cavalry and field ambulance, to say that he was doing well. On 16th November 1916 he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. He died on 14th July 1917.
Frederick married Alice Winifred Hayes Thurling , in Bickley, on 4th July 1915. Alice’s uncle William Robert Thurling also died.
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